Do you have a broken swing on the porch of your house? Do you miss sitting outside and spending time on it, watching the cars go by while you take a break from the world? If so, you may have considered purchasing a new unit.
The problem is that these new units are expensive these days. The cost of everything is going up, and the companies that make and sell porch swings have also been forced to raise their prices. In fact, all outdoor furniture has become incredibly expensive. My wife and I recently went shopping for some patio furniture, and I was amazed at how much even the cheapest units cost.
However, your broken porch swing might still have life. Consider getting it repaired before you go out and buy a new one. You could save yourself some cash! Here are some things to consider when you’re thinking of repairing your old porch swing.
Is it worth repairing? Do you think that if you fix the broken parts, the rest will hold together in the long run, or does it feel like the whole thing could fall apart at any moment? If the whole unit looks rickety, you might be better off going out and buying a new model.
However, if it looks basically new aside from the broken pieces, it might be salvageable!
You’ll probably need a few tools to get the job done if you want to repair your porch swing. Do you have those tools available in your house? If not, does a neighbor or friend have tools that they would lend you for a short time while you do the repairs? If the answer to any of these is yes, then you’re ready to do some repair work!
If you have a swing set made of wood, will you be able to match the colors of the parts you replace? If the rest of your swing looks worn except for one wooden slat, that might look a bit silly. However, if you think you can match the colors of the pieces, you should be fine!
Can you fix the problem safely? Are you sure your repair will hold up? If you’ve ever been on one of these swings when they break, you know how nasty it is, so make sure to be careful!
If you have all of these questions answered positively, you should be well on your way to saving some money by repairing your own swing set!